Facilitated Cohort Learning Sessions To Support ICWA Practice provides former cohorts from RCT and SCT classes that are working on Indian Child Welfare cases to expand their knowledge beyond core training curriculum and gain application within live cases. Topics of the sessions are identified by the cohort members and learning activities are organized and facilitated by Alliance staff. These sessions will review current WA State ICWA practices while providing opportunities to apply critical thinking to the overall complexities of child welfare work.
Tailored topics may include:
- Initial Intake (ICW Procedures at initial contact)
- Tribal/State Agreements
- Inquiry and Verification of Child’s Indian Status
- Disclosure of Confidential Records/Information to Tribes
- Child Protective Services for Indian Children
- Active Efforts
- Casework Activities for Court Proceedings – forms Legal Notice, FamLink Response from NAIR eLearning, Monthly Progress report
- Indian Child Placement Preferences and Relative Search
- Interstate Compact on the Placement of Indian Children
- Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committees
- Casework Services for Children and Families of Non-Federally Recognized Tribes and Canadian First Nations
Send an email to AllianceSupport@uw.edu with a subject line of "Facilitated Cohort Learning Sessions To Support ICWA Practice". In the body of the message, provide information and a list of desired topics, such as ones in the description's bulleted list above.